Rescue groups in Mexico City late Monday responded to the collapse of a metro overpass, killing a minimum of 13 and injuring dozens extra, in response to authorities.
The scene was chaotic. People posted photos and movies on social media, which appeared to point out the practice automobiles inverted and resting on the street under. Authorities mentioned automobiles had been trapped. Dozens of rescue staff had been on the scene.
At least one orange-and-yellow subway automotive was captured hanging from an overpass, which was about 16 toes above the street in southern Mexico City. A tv host in Mexico City tweeted a video of rescue personnel utilizing ladders to assist passengers get down from a tilted subway automotive.
The metropolis’s Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection Agency, in a preliminary quantity, mentioned a minimum of 13 individuals died and about 70 individuals had been injured.
“What has happened on the metro today is a terrible tragedy,” tweeted Mexican overseas minister Marcelo Ebrard.
The Associated Press reported that the accident occurred on the metro’s Line 12, the development of which has been stricken by complaints and accusations of irregularities.
“A support beam gave way,” mentioned Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who had rushed to the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. native time.
“Unfortunately there are dead and injured people,” Sheinbaum tweeted. “I am on site supporting the installation of the Command Center.”
Sheinbaum famous that there have been nonetheless individuals trapped contained in the practice.
“We don’t know if they are alive,” she added.
Last yr, a collision between two trains on the Tacubaya station left one passenger lifeless, and 41 injured. In 2015, a practice that did not cease on time crashed into one other on the Oceania station, injuring 12 individuals.
The Associated Press contributed to this report